Clouds over Indonesia obscure total eclipse of the sun for many

PALEMBANG, Indonesia A solar eclipse enthralled Indonesia on Wednesday but clouds over some parts of archipelago spoiled the view for many of the skywatchers who had the opportunity to see it in totality.In Palembang city on the western island of Sumat...

Here's why nuclear energy is essential to reducing carbon pollution in Pa.: David Hess

I want to applaud the Department of Environmental Protection for beginning a series of 14 listening sessions throughout the Commonwealth on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan to reduce climate-changing carbon emissions. DAVID HE...

Astronomers find a tailless comet, first of its kind

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Astronomers have found a first-of-its-kind tailless comet whose composition may offer clues into long-standing questions about the solar system's formation and evolution, according to research published on Friday in the journal Sci...

US wants nuclear transparency, but not for its own bombs

Amid all of last week’s headlines parsing Iran’s nuclear infrastructure as the deadline for a potential deal with world powers drew near, it was easy to miss the item in the Science section of The New York Times. It was about the US hydrogen bomb prog...

Tips for Becoming a JavaScript Developer

If you are looking to become a JavaScript developer, there are a number of things to consider before jumping into the fray. Whether you develop solely on the front end (for a web browser or other client) or server-side using Node.js, you will need to lear...

Striking back against the machine: Korean Go player beats Google program

SEOUL South Korean Lee Sedol won his first match against a computer program developed by a Google subsidiary on Sunday in the ancient board game Go, denying a clean sweep for the artificial intelligence in a five-match series.Lee, one of the world's to...

Facebook pays $10,000 to 10-year-old Instagram hacker

HELSINKI Social media giant Facebook (FB.O) has paid a $10,000 reward to a 10-year-old Finnish boy for finding a glitch in its picture sharing app Instagram.Jani, whose last name was not released for privacy reasons, is the youngest ever recipient of F...

Robots welcome visitors to Berlin travel fair

BERLIN Chihira Kanae is greeting visitors to the world's biggest travel fair in Berlin this week, answering questions and guiding people in the right direction. But one passer by's attempt to ask her out for dinner is met with silence.That's because Ch...

Musk's SpaceX rocket launch canceled at final countdown

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. At the last second, Elon Musk's SpaceX scrubbed plans to launch a Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday, again delaying an attempt to put an satellite into orbit and then land the vehicle's first stage intact on a sea platform, a step that may...

Protobuf Performance Comparison and Points to Consider When Deciding If It’s Right For You

What is Protobuf?Developed by Google for object serialization, its an open source library, and available for multiple languages. It’s a fast buffer which does the object serialization, you can consider it the same as XML but faster, smaller, and finally...